BT Unified Trading Voice Service Launched in Twelve Additional Financial Centers

Service now offered in fourteen global centers

Sep 27, 2011, 12:17 ET from BT

LONDON, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today announces that its BT Unified Trading voice service is now available in twelve more global financial centers.  These centers are: Chicago, Boston, Charlotte, St Louis, San Francisco, Tokyo, Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. The service was already available in New York and London.  

The announcement was made in Frankfurt at The Future Delivered, a prestigious event for financial services companies organised by BT.

BT Unified Trading voice service, previously known as BT MarketPulse, delivers voice over IP to the trading room using the BT Radianz cloud, the world's largest dedicated financial services community of over 15,400 member sites in 64 countries. Banks, brokers, investment managers, exchanges and alternative trading venues use this BT service to integrate data, voice and other multi-media applications through a single, reliable connection.  They can also consolidate the many point-to-point connections that are used to deliver voice services to the trading room.  It is compatible with all of the trading turrets used in the market today.

Larry Tabb, founder and CEO of TABB Group, said, "It is increasingly important for financial services firms to employ the tools to enable their staff to interact, collaborate and trade, securely and compliantly, over multiple channels.  Increasingly this means using software and cloud-based services to build connected communities in the centers in which they operate around the world."  

BT Unified Trading is a collaboration suite for financial markets, offering customers a powerful set of cost-effective, cloud-compatible services. It gives market professionals the flexibility to interact, collaborate and trade securely – and with greater compliance – via multiple communication channels, across their enterprise and with their clients and counterparts.

BT Unified Trading comprises:

  • BT Unified Trading voice service – previously known as BT MarketPulse
  • BT Unified Trading session manager – the next generation of BT's voice trading platform
  • BT Unified Trading collaboration server – integrating trading communications, applications and information at the desktop and on mobile devices

Andy Nicholson, President, BT Global Banking & Financial Markets, said: "The global roll-out of BT Unified Trading voice service is significant as it now allows us to provide IP private wire voice trading services within 14 major financial centers and also to or from those cities to anywhere else in the world.  The reach of BT's global network enables us to offer these services in all the major centers and gives customers additional choice in the vendor landscape.  We also offer the benefits of feature-rich business continuity planning, self-provisioning and inventory management capability."

Andy Nicholson continued: "Integrated with BT Netrix, our trading turret, as well as the BT Radianz cloud, BT Unified Trading provides a flexible and agile way for us to deliver services to our clients and to financial markets globally."

About BT

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In the year ended 31 March 2011, BT Group's revenue was 20,076m pounds Sterling with profit before taxation of 1,717m pounds.

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